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The New Zealand Painting and Printmaking Award 2018

NZPPA 2018 Judge, Dianne Fogwell

This year we have invited painter/printmaker Dianne Fogwell from Australia to be the judge.


Dianne Fogwell’s practice is centred on printmaking, painting and artist’s books.  Using a repertoire of familiar images, Dianne uses pared back tones to illuminate parts of the landscape that usually go unnoticed in our daily lives.  Her works often appear as imaginary, almost hallucinatory, dreamscapes and create a story that flows from work to work like pages of text or music.  Dianne’s artistic process enhances this poetic nature of her work as she allows the images to emerge on the paper, rather than from a preconceived image. In a career spanning thirty five years,


Canberra artist Dianne Fogwell has had many solo exhibitions locally and interstate, and participated in group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including the 1st Seoul International Artist Book Fair in Korea.  She has made a major contribution to the arts community in Canberra through her art practice, teaching, curating and establishing press and print studios.  Her work is represented in many public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Library of Australia, Artbank, Australian War Memorial, Canberra Museum and Gallery, State Library of Victoria, Australian National Library, Art Institute of Chicago (USA) and the National Museum for Women in the Arts (Washington, USA), The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami USA. 


We are fortunate to have a judge of this calibre selecting the exhibition and judging the award.


The closing date for entries is November 14th 2017


Entry form and details are available:

2018 NZPPA Entry Form & Conditions.pdf

Please send entries to nzppa18@gmail.com